Sphalerite and Pyrite with Barite (classic locale)

Wiesloch, Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Miniature, 5.3 x 5.0 x 0.9 cm
Start Time: 03/09/2009 8:20:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/19/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A really nifty and showy, sliced and polished slab, from a nodule of banded sphalerite and pyrite from a CLASSIC German locale - Wiesloch, near Heidelberg. The plumose character of the pyrite and sphalerite is facinating and the contrasting, white barite is a very nice accent. Ex Mullane Collection and comes with an Anton Berger label: well-known Austrian mineral dealers from the 1920s-1950s. EXCELLENT, OLD-TIME material often called Jordanite (mistakenly) or by its colloquial name Schalenblende.

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